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Have you always wanted to learn how to build a catapult? Yes? I thought so… Me, too. Making this homemade catapult is really quite easy! I can’t wait to show you. This one way cooler than those little popsicle stick catapults you have probably seen before! 🙂
Catapult Learning Connections:
History: Catapults have been around for thousands of years! There is so much cool history you could delve into here. This type of catapult we are making is closest to a Ballista catapult.
How to Build a Catapult:
Supplies to Build a Catapult:
Shoot the Catapult!
We built this catapult years ago and I figured it was due for some updated pictures, but I had to retain a piece of history on the site by keeping this good old original picture! This older picture was with my oldest son. I am now repeating it with my third child. He is SO excited about it and spent forever shooting balls across the yard! I love repeating favorite projects again with my younger kids.
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